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Jimmy Carter Praises Edward Snowden, Slams NSA Fascism

I saw the couple of other Jimmy Carter new threads opened today, but they focus only on the "no longer functional democracy" / "representative republic" stuff.

A HUGE significance of former US President coming out in support of Snowden & slamming NSA is totally missed by those threads. So opening yet another Jimmy Carter thread for today, despite the redundancy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/18/jimmy-carter-edward...

Former President Jimmy Carter announced support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden this week, saying that his uncovering of the agency's massive surveillance programs had proven "beneficial."

Carter also criticized the NSA's domestic spying as damaging to the core of the nation's principles.

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Good to see at least one

Good to see at least one politician trying to repair some of the damage done to the American reputation.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

If progressives/democrats do not want to listen

If progressives/democrats do not want to listen to Ron Paul, Rand or other Liberty folks, the least they can do is listen to Carter, Kucinich and other Liberty folks.

I hope that lurkers on this board will understand that we only want to restore and preserve what Liberty we have left. We are all people on this planet, we just want to live in peace.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I'm a progressive and I DO

I'm a progressive and I DO listen to Carter, Kucinich, Sanders, Warren, etc. But I'm not afraid to agree with the "other side" hence the reason I'm on the daily PAUL. I'm not alone either - blue republicans? I have left-leaning friends that supported Paul last election too

That's quite interesting

What's your opinion on Rand? And your friends on Rand for that matter.

Mixed - I think he's mostly a

Mixed - I think he's mostly a force for good in the senate and a much needed voice on civil rights and foreign policy (usually). The Iran sanctions vote bewildered me. I'm not crazy about a lot of his economic positions but that's a given. So mixed but more favorable than unfavorable. I actually haven't discussed Rand with them so IDK I'd have to get back to you on that.

me ex guvner

had his oxygen on high for this revelation
I writ him off way back
Rosalynn prolly put him up to this